Tuzon’s Woody Myths- 08.24.07
Rich Tuzon at Gallery 1988 - it’s something i’ve shown you before (here and also his zorro sketches)… and i know how bad it is to compare artists, for each is incredible for various reasons… but his work grabs me (and doesn’t let go) in a similar way to Audrey Kawasaki’s (who i’ve written about enough times, that you must know her work by now)… something about the gorgeously mesmerizing acrylic woodiness…
Anyhow, Rich Tuzon’s pieces at the Guy’s Guy show at Gallery 1988 LA are an incredible mix of Greek Mythology, Japanese and Wild West motifs, and his beautiful use of wood. And seeing as i am personally often won over by any of those… in combination i’m speechless. Go see the images below… Hercules as a Sumo Wrestler… Achilles as a cowboy (with Chiron as a big cowboy Centaur)… Pandora in traditional Japanese wear… Odysseus’ journey home, with an adorable pup (and LOVE the waves on this piece)… Medusa’s incredible tattoos… poor poor tiny Icarus… i blame oO for reminding me of this great show and the octopus tree by Roland Tamayo he shows off on his blog is adorably cool as well.
Rich Tuzon, “Pandora,” 8 x 10 inches, acrylic on wood
Rich Tuzon, “Orpheus And Eurydice,” 8 x 10 inches, acrylic on wood